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Chicago Native, Actor, Michael Boatman Dishes on Season 5 of “The Good Fight”

Chicago Defender
Chicago Defender
 2021-07-28

Cover picture for the articleChicago native, actor, Michael Boatman is no stranger to playing roles that challenge the notion of what Blackness looks like. Born in Colorado Springs but raised on the southside of Chicago, Michael Boatman has enjoyed longevity as an actor. A self-confessed “science nerd”, Boatman discovered acting while attending high school in Harvey, IL. From there he studied theatre at Western Illinois University. After graduating he was cast in the film “Hamburger Hill” with Don Cheadle and Steven Weber. Since then, he has enjoyed life as a working actor appearing in a variety of comedies, television dramas, and films. He is best known for playing the black, and gay New York City mayoral aide Carter Heywood on the hit comedy series, “Spin City”. In addition to his acting talents, Michael Boatman is an accomplished screenwriter and novelist.

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